Alan Couzens is a coach and exercise physiologist in Boulder, Colorado. Through his laboratory testing of a large number of athletes over a long time period he has found that triathlon and endurance sports potential (specifically VO2max) is far more trainable and less limited by genetics than what most textbooks and university courses would have us believe. In fact, most triathletes may actually have the potential to qualify for Kona – with the right training.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
- How trainable is VO2max really?
- Why do most athletes fail to reach their athletic potential even though they are putting in a lot of hard work?
- What is the right way to train to reach your athletic potential?
- The importance of training at the first lactate/ventilatory threshold (aerobic threshold)
- The importance of proper testing so you can do the right testing for you
- When to use heart rate vs. pace/power in training